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WMG and Epic Games invest in music licensing startup Lickd

UK firm Lickd is one of the startups trying to make it easier for YouTubers and other online creators to license commercial music to use in their videos. Now it has raised £5.1m of funding from some very interesting investors:...
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WMG is making $235m a year from ‘alternative offerings’

There’s a holy trinity of new tech opportunities for music licensing in 2021: social, gaming and fitness. It’s a trio of sectors that gets mentioned in many interviews.
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Will UMG’s IPO be a rising tide that floats other music boats?

Were Goldman Sachs' music industry analysts celebrating last night? They should have been, having predicted in April that Universal Music Group could be worth $53bn.
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Russia: understanding Europe’s fastest growing market (Guest post)

This is a guest post from Alexander Blinov, Managing Director of Warner Music Russia, and Alexander Kasparov, Head of ADA Russia. We've been keeping a keen eye on Russia recently, and we asked them to explain this exciting...
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Twenty One Pilots are the next artist playing a Roblox concert

Warner Music Group likes Roblox so much, it bought a share in the company a while back, and has since worked with the gaming firm on a series of virtual concerts for its artists.
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Industry figures hail YouTube Music’s 50m-subscribers milestone

We reported yesterday morning on YouTube Music’s milestone of 50 million subscribers (including free trials) but the official announcement came later in the day.
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Warner Music Group signs deal with short-video firm Kuaishou

The major labels are striking licensing deals with a variety of players. The latest example is WMG's new agreement with China's Kuaishou.
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Dylan Fraser gets a nightmarish website for his latest EP

To celebrate his latest track ‘Nightmare’, Dylan Fraser has launched a website that invites fans to explore a claustrophobic series of rooms in 360 degrees.
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WMG and Roblox talk music, games and ‘hyper reality metaverses’

When Lil Nas X performed a concert on gaming platform Roblox in December 2020, it was watched 33m times in a weekend over multiple viewings. Now Roblox has revealed that the show was also a success when it came to sales of...
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Warner Music snaps up David Guetta’s past and future recordings

David Guetta famously maintained ownership of his master recordings, releasing them through licensing agreements. Now he’s making bank on that strategy, selling his back catalogue to Warner Music Group for… well,...
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The Jesus and Mary Chain sue WMG over copyright termination

Around the time of their 1985 debut album ’Psychocandy’ The Jesus and Mary Chain were famous for fighting – with the audience and with each other. Now, in 2021, they’re in a battle with Warner Music Group over...
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Music clips startup Songclip strikes deal with WMG

Songclip is one of the startups trying to help app developers use licensed music in fields from social and dating to fitness and games. It raised an $11m funding round in March, and now it has a deal with Warner Music...